Costa Rican-Style Eggnog

Costa Rican-Style Eggnog

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Este ponche de huevo, tan popular a través de toda Latinoamérica, se sirve tradicionalmente en Navidades y para recibir el Año Nuevo. Se le echa una generosa porción de ron oscuro y se le da más gusto con canela y nuez moscada. Es una bebida especialmente festiva cuando se decora con un poco de coco rallado o se espolvorea con un poco de nuez moscada.

5 mins. to Prepare

15 mins. Cooking Time

180 mins. Standing Time refrigerating

200 mins. Total

Servings: 8 servings (1/2 cup each)

Difficulty: Easy


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WHISK yolks and sugar together in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160º F. (do not boil) and is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film. Remove from heat.

COVER; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight. Remove cloves; discard. Stir in rum. Using a funnel, pour mixture into glass bottle with cap. Keep refrigerated for up to 7 days.

NOTE: Recipe can easily be doubled. More spices can be added to taste. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8 servings (1/2 cup each)
Calories from Fat70
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g24%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 90mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 21g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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I love this recipe. I had to tweak it, since evap. milk is very expensive where I live. (We are in the Caribbean right now.) I used evap. milk made from whole cream powdered milk. I also used about 1/4 cup of 80proof rum since I cannot buy rum flavoring here. I am not a drinker so I added the rum before I cooked it. Creamy, yummy, but beware - it is soooo good, you'll want to keep drinking it!


This one is not like that thick stuff you get from the store. With the rum mixed in, it is a great hostess gift to take to a Holiday party. The tropical flavor from the rum is great.


I tried this recipe last night to see how it would taste. I LOVE it. It's soooo yummy and I'm looking forward to serving it this christmas. Happy Holidays.


This is wonderful!

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